Greeter this week: Ken Hunter
Hello and Welcome to our E-Club of Canada One. Whether you are a member of our
globally reaching Club or visiting from another Club, we welcome you.
My name is Ken Hunter and as I like to say, a proud 3rd generation British Columbian. There are not many of us who can say that (so 'some' of us will boast about it). We live in the blessed Nation and Country of Canada and of course sitting pretty on the West Coast.
Born in Vancouver and raised in the 60's and 70's suburbs of the Lower Mainland life has been one surrounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Coast Mountain Range to the
north, the southern border with our American cousins and more mountains to the east.... an idyllic spot ... some call it Lotusland. 
Which is all the more reason Rotary is so important on the world stage. I've always thought if one is blessed (and lucky) enough to not have to worry about food, health, good government, etc then one should give thanks and give back. Rotary is a powerful tool to meet those goals. With it's vast network of Rotarians worldwide, Rotary gets help right to where its needed....bypass that middleman. The cause is noble but more important, its needed more than ever in today's world. 
So Welcome ... welcome to our e-club!
 
Comments from our Guests and Members
We always like to hear from our guests and members. Following are some of the things they tell us on the attendance form.
We would like you to receive your comments as well.
 
"The Rotary Foundation in Action video was very informative. A very good introduction/refresher to one of our main purposes in Rotary.  It is something I would like to be able to play when we promote ourselves to our community."
Philip Laitar, RC Woodstock - D7080
 
"I really enjoyed the talk about the brothers that are mounties, the gentleman from Hondurras, and I really enjoyed the clip on Will Smith."
Jamie Powell, RC Calgary Heritage Park - D5360
 
"...Always great to be reminded of the many achievement of Rotary."
Jean Michel Crepin, R E-club Canada One
 
"I thoroughly enjoyed the entire e-make-up, especially the interesting polio mini-documentaries about Drs. Salk and Sabin, and the vaccinations in India.  The Foundation program was great, and timely, given that this is Foundation month.  My wife and I plan to go to India for an N.I.D.,and all of this e-meeting provided additional information and incentive for such a trip.
It would be interesting to have a follow-up program on the PolioPlus initiative with the Gates Foundation - perhaps a video where Gates himsself talks about why he partnered with Rotary".
Delwen Stander, RC Chilliwack - D5050
 
Announcements
Our Project in El Salvador
The following video, is from one of the three schools for whom the Rotary E-Club of Canada One supported projects last year in partnership with Rotary Club of Santa Tecla. 

 
Have you done your Classification Presentation?
All Members do a Classification Presentation. If you have not yet done your, please consider.
As an example how other e-club members have done theirs, go to the MEET OUR MEMBERS Link

You can arrange to do it live during our monthly Fellowship Assembly or send it is as a video or Power Point Presentation to the Program Committee.
 
The Rotary Foundation Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating
The Rotary Foundation earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the largest and most prestigious independent evaluator of nonprofits in the United States.
"Our foundation continues to operate at the highest ethical standard," said Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair John Kenny. "We are proud that Charity Navigator has recognized our commitment to accountability and transparency for the seventh straight year."
The 4-star rating, the highest that Charity Navigator awards, recognizes sound fiscal management, accountability, and transparency. Charity Navigator evaluates thousands of nonprofits each year, and only one of four earns 4 stars.
This year's top distinction marks the Foundation's seventh in a row, placing it in the top 3 percent of U.S.-based charities. In a letter to the Foundation, Charity Navigator President Ken Berger wrote, "This 'exceptional' designation differentiates The Rotary Foundation from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust."
 
"Light Up Rotary E-Clubs with RI President Gary Huang"
On Monday, January 5th President Gary will join us LIVE from Evanston to Light Up Rotary with us.
You can participate in this event Via GoToWebinar, but space is limited so register early. 
To Register CLICK HERE
 
 
 
Here is skipper Doug doing an E-club of Canada One meeting aboard a B.C. Ferry in Howe Sound. A challenge goes out to all members and guests to send photos of interesting places where you have done an e club Rotary make up. Winning photos will be picked to appear in upcoming meetings.
Send you entry to Lou Spizzirri 
 
 
Can we count on your Support?
Your contribution for this meeting may be made on line via the Paypal Button on the side bar, from the attendance form, or by sending a cheque to:
The Rotary E-club of Canada One
Box 9 Site 10, RR#2, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada T4C 1A2
We thank you for your donation.
 

 
New Members Corner

Rotary Friendship Exchange is when a group of Rotarians from one Rotary district in the word travel to another for fun and fellowship.  It is usually reciprocal.
District 5370 Has been very much involved in this program and has done exchanges with a number of countries.
 
RI President Elect Ravi Ravindran will serve Rotary International as it's President for the Rotary year of 2015-16.
K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran is CEO and founder of a publicly listed company with a worldwide clientele in the tea packaging industry. His company, Printcare Plc, is the winner of national and international awards of excellence. He also serves on the board of several other companies and charitable trusts. He is the founding president of the Sri Lanka Anti-Narcotics Association.
A Rotarian since 1974, Ravindran has served RI as treasurer; director; Foundation trustee; committee member, vice chair, and chair; task force member; RI training leader; and district governor.
As his country's national PolioPlus chair, Ravindran headed a task force consisting of the government, UNICEF, and Rotary and worked closely with UNICEF to successfully negotiate a ceasefire with the northern militants during National Immunization Days. He also chaired the Schools Reawakening project, sponsored by Rotary clubs and districts in Sri Lanka, to rebuild 25 tsunami-devastated schools to benefit 15,000 children.
 
 
Food for Thought 
A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mahatma Gandhi
 
Speaker Program 
On Monday November 17, during our Fellowship Assembly, Mercyships Representative Tim Maloney will address our club about this amazing project.
 

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